Dipropus yaqui, Johnson, 2016

Johnson, Paul J., 2016, Five new species of Dipropus Germar (Coleoptera: Elateridae) from west-central North America, and a lectotype designation for Elater soleatus Say, Insecta Mundi 2016 (523), pp. 1-27: 9-11

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5171050

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5185965

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scientific name

Dipropus yaqui
status

new species

Dipropus yaqui   new species

( Fig. 11–12 View Figures 9-12 , 18 View Figures 13-18 )

Description. As for D. pericu   , except length 13.4–15.4 mm, width 3.6–4.2 mm. Integument rufopiceous to piceous; venter, antennae, and legs rufobrunneus with rufopiceous highlights.

Head with vertex and frons coarsely, umbilicately punctate; frons depressed to shallowly concave discally. Compound eyes large, ocular index 36–41. Antenna moderately long, reaching to metafemoral angle of elytra, antennomere 8 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomeres 3–10 moderately serrate, 2–3, 7, 11 length ratio 1.0:4.5, 5.0, 6.8.

Pronotum as wide as long; trapezoidal; lateral margin strongly carinate at hind angle, evident to anterior margin; integumental punctures coarse, umbilicate, approximate, becoming slightly sparser on posterior declivity. Hind angles divergent at base, slightly incurved apically; with strong dorsal carina near lateral margin. Hypomeron with coarse, umbilicate punctures.

Elytra with intervals shallowly convex throughout, becoming obscurely corrugated apically; apices conjointly rounded to subtruncate.

Mesocoxal lamina with subtriangular extension rounded at apex. Ventrites with coarse umbilicate punctures; metaventrite punctures finer discally, posteriorly. Abdominal ventrite punctures shallow; sparser and subumbilicate; becoming small, dense on ventrite 5.

Metaleg with tibia 1.1x length of femur, tarsus 0.9x length of tibia; tarsomere length ratio 1.00:0.58:0.25:0.25:0.75.

Aedeagus as in Fig. 13 View Figures 13-18 ; basal piece 0.60 of total length, paramere 0.35 of total length, paramere apex 0.39 of paramere length.

Female body subparallel; pronotum length 0.8x width; antenna short, antennomere 10 reaching apex of hind angle, antennomere 2–4, 11 length ratio 1.0:3.7:3.0, 5.33; metatarsomere length ratio 1.00:0.37:0.18:0.18:0.75; ventrite 5 with punctures fine, dense, evenly distributed.

Type Specimens. Holotype, male, labelled: Santa Cruz Co., AZ, Pena Blanca Lake , 20 July 1985, Paul K. Lago ( PJJC to USNM).  

Paratypes (207): MEXICO, SONORA, Rancho el Jarazos , 22.4 km N of Nacozari de Garcia, Sierra la Púrica, 30.57556ºN 109.73250ºW, 1595m, 16.vii.2013, T.R. Van Devender A.L. Reina-G., rocky cyn, oak woodland (2, PJJC) GoogleMaps   ; 55 km SW Moctezuma , 23.vii.1980, at light, 1066 m, S. McCleve, P. Jump (1, UAIC)   ; 17 km SW Moctezuma , 21-22.vii.1980, at light, 944 m, S. McCleve, P. Jump (1, UAIC)   . UNITED STATES, ARIZONA, Cochise Co., Portal , 4.viii.1973 / collector P.M. Jump (2, SDMC)   ; Steward Cmpgrd, Cave Creek , 4.viii.1974, A.V.Evans (1, TAMU)   ; nr SW Research Station, Cave Creek Cyn , 5,650 ft., 31°53’38”N, 109°12’53”W, 6.viii.20003, E. Riley, UV (1, TAMU) GoogleMaps   ; Chiricahua M., vii-12-65 / D.J. & J.N. Knull Colls (1, USNM)   ; same vii-22-65 (1, USNM); same viii-1-65 (1, USNM); same viii-4-65 (1, USNM); same viii-9-65 (1, USNM); Sunny Flat Cpgd, Chiricahua Mtns , 31.vii.1986 (1, BMEC)   ; Huachuca M., vii-1921, D.J. & J.N. Knull collrs / J.N. Knull collection (1, USNM)   ; 1 mile So. Portal , 22.vii.1965, 4800 ft. at light / collectors: J.H. Davidson, J.M. Davidson, M.A. Cazier (1, BMEC)   ; 23.vii.1965 (4, BMEC)   ; 24.vii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 25.vii.1965 (3, BMEC)   ; 27.vii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 29.vii.1965 (3, BMEC)   ; 2.viii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 3.viii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 8.viii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; Chiricahua Mt., S.Fork Cn. / Lot No. 824, 13.vii.1964, R.H. Arnett, Jr, ER. VanTassell (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 814, 10.vii.1964, R.H. Arnett Jr, ER VanTassell (1, FSCA)   ; 24.vii.1965, blacklight trap (3, FSCA)   ; lot no. 837, 18.vii. 1964, R.H. Arnett, Jr., ER VanTassell (1, FSCA)   ; S.W. Research Station , 5 mi. W. Portal, 5400’, 25.vii.1956, MJWestfall / J.N. Knull det. 1960 (3, FSCA)   ; 4.viii.1956 (1, FSCA)   ; Stewart Campground , 7.vii.2013, at light, Col. Gareth S. Powell (1, GSPC)   ; Chiricahua Mountains, 7.vii.2013, on ground at night, Kyle E. Schnepp / Stewart Campground , 31º53.457’N, 109º10.063W (1, KESC). Pima Co., Continental , 14.vii.1974, D.G. Marqua coll. (1, TAMU) GoogleMaps   ; Baboquivari Mts, Sabino Cn , 1143 m [31.8176N, 111.5473W], 31.vii.1979, at light, S. McCleve (2, UAIC) GoogleMaps   ; Molino Cn. / Lot No. 409, 12.vii.1959, R.H. Arnett, Jr. (1, FSCA). Santa Cruz Co., Madera Cyn. , 4880’, 15.vii.1963 / V.L. Vesterby collector (19, BMEC)   ; 18.vii.1963 (14, BMEC)   ; 21.vii.1963 (12, BMEC)   ; 23.vii.1963 (10, BMEC)   ; 31.vii.1963 (1, BMEC)   ; 3.viii.1963 (4, BMEC)   ; 11.viii.1963 (1, BMEC)   ; same, 14.viii.1963 (1, BMEC)   ; 14.vi.1965 / collector D.N. Harrington (1, BMEC)   ; 18.vi.1965 (4, BMEC)   ; 19.vi.1965 (7, BMEC)   ; 15.vii.1965 (5, BMEC)   ; 25.vii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 27.vii.1965 (3, BMEC)   ; 31.vii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 8.viii.1965 (3, BMEC)   ; 10.viii.1965 (1, BMEC)   ; 12.viii.1965 (3, BMEC)   ; 5.viii.1976 / R.T. Ross Acc. No (1, BMEC)   ; 12.vii.1981 (1, BMEC)   ; 1.viii.67 / M.W. Stone colr (1, BMEC)   ; 8.vii.1963, J.S. Beckett collector (1, BMEC)   ; Santa Rita Mts , 24-25.ii.1966, D.G. Marqua & M.E. Thompson (1, BMEC)   ; Madera Canyon , 24.viii.1975, coll-L. Bezark, G. Nishida, C. Kitayama, B. Tilden (2, PJJC)   ; 13.viii.1983, G.W. Ulrich, U.V. (1, PJJC)   ; 15.viii.1983 (1, PJJC)   ; 26.viii.1984 (1, PJJC)   ; 15.viii.1973, C. Bellamy collector (1, TAMU)   ; 13-14.viii.1983: E.G. & M.A. Riley (2, TAMU)   ; 9-20.viii.1978, coll: Brown, Faulkner (1, SDMC)   ; 2.ix.1969, coll. Peter M. Jump (1, SDMC)   ; lot no 436, 5.viii.1959, R.H. Arnett, Jr. (1, FSCA)   ; 27.vii.1969, R.H. Arnett Jr, ER VanTassell (4, FSCA)   ; 3.viii.1968 (1, FSCA)   ; Bog Springs Cmpgrd , 2.viii.1974, A.V. Evans (2, TAMU)   ; 3.viii.1973, A Evans (2, TAMU)   ; vic. Roundup Cmpg , 27.vii.1986, K.A. Smith & D.E. Russell (1, PJJC)   ; 12.viii.1983, G.W. Ulrich, U.V. (1, PJJC)   ; nr. Peña Blanca Lake , 31°22’58”N, 111°05’30”W, 7.viii.2003, E. Riley, UV (12, TAMU) GoogleMaps   ; 3.2 km S. Pena Blanca Lake, 1250 m, 28.vii.1989, R.S. Anderson & S. McCleve: UV light (2, TAMU)   ; Patagonia , 17.vii.1974, D.G. Marqua coll. (1, TAMU)   ; Pajarito Mts., Pena Blanca Can. , 27.vii.1978, 1191 m, at lite, S. McCleve (1, UAIC)   ; 30.vii.1979, 1158 m, at lite, S. McCleve (1, UAIC)   ; Pena Blanca, Pajarito Mts. / Lot No. 600, 21.vii.1962, R.H. Arnett Jr, ER VanTassell (1, FSCA)   ; 28.vii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; 31.vii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot no. 600, 1.viii.1962 (2, FSCA)   ; Lot no. 600, 6.viii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 543, 2.viii.1961 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 563, 6.viii.1962 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 840, 30.vii.1964 (1, FSCA)   ; 20.vii.1964 (1, FSCA)   ; Lot no. 600, 6.viii.1962, R.H. Arnett Jr, ER VanTassell (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 763, 24.vii.1963, R.H. Arnett Jr, ER VanTassell (1, FSCA)   ; Lot No. 763, 9.viii.1963 (1, FSCA)   ; Pajarito Mts., Pena Blanca Cyn. 28.vii.1970, K. Stephan Coll. (1, FSCA)   ; Patagonia Mts. , Harshaw Cr., 1577 m, 1.viii.1979, at light, S. McCleve (2, UAIC)   ; Santa Rita Mts., Gardner Cn , 1508 m, 6.viii.1980, at light, S. McCleve (1, UAIC)   ; 16.vii.1980 (2, UAIC)   ; Sycamore Cyn. , 15.viii.1966 / H.K. Court collector (1, BMEC)   ; near Peña Blanca Lake , 13.vii.2013, at light, Kyle E. Schnepp (1, KESC)   . NEW MEXICO, Hidalgo Co., Animas Mts., Indian Creek , 5-6.viii.1979, 1737 m, at light, S. McCleve (2, UAIC)   ; 1566 m, Double Adobe Cr. , 10.vii.1981, at light, S. McCleve (4, UAIC)   .

Additional Material Examined. MEXICO / Chas. Schaeffer collection (1, USNM).

Etymology. The species epithet “ yaqui   ” is treated as a noun in apposition and is named in honor of the Yaqui indigenous people of Arizona and Sonora.

Distribution. MEXICO, Sonora; UNITED STATES: Arizona, New Mexico.

Notes. This is the largest, darkest-colored, and probably the most commonly collected species in the region. The large series of specimens in the Bohart Museum (BMEC) was originally determined as D. pinguis (Candèze)   , a species from Mesoamerica. Two Arizona specimens from the FSCA were originally identified as I. approximatus (Candèze)   , another Mesoamerican species.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

UAIC

University of Alabama, Ichthyological Collection

TAMU

Texas A&M University

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

KESC

Keene State College

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Elateridae

Genus

Dipropus